– Stanza del guardiano

This is a place of control and defence: it is located above the atrium, the only entrance to the castle. From here the guard lowered the metal portcullis by means of a winch. In the event of an attack, the retractable gates above the entrance allowed the defenders to shoot at besiegers trying to break through the gate; an open trap door in the floor offers a further possibility of attack against those who managed to penetrate the castle. With no furniture except for a few seats, the walls are painted with trees with noble shields placed behind a wickerwork: this is the reproduction of an original in Manta Castle, near Saluzzo, which was later whitened over.


BORGO MEDIEVALE – Viale Virgilio, 107 (Parco del Valentino) 10126 Torino


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